Polyrhachis smithersi is so far known only from the type locality, with all specimens collected foraging at night on Eucalyptus tree trunks in open forest.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- smithersi. Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) smithersi Kohout, 2012: 323, figs. 1-2, 4-5 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
- Holotype, worker, Smokers Gap, Corin Dam Road, ACT, 1240m, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection; dry open forest, at night. , 18-19.ii.2001, R.J. Kohout, R.J. Kohout acc. 01.3,
- Paratype, 9 workers, 1 queen, Smokers Gap, Corin Dam Road, ACT, 1240m, Australia, , 18-19.ii.2001, R.J. Kohout, R.J. Kohout acc. 01.3; dry open forest, at night.
- Paratype, 7 workers, Smokers Gap, Corin Dam Road, ACT, 1240m, Australia, , 28-29.x.1973, R.J. Kohout, R.J. Kohout acc. 73.138; dry open forest, at night.
- Paratype, 7 workers, Smokers Gap, Corin Dam Road, ACT, 1240m, Australia, , 20.i.1982, R.J. Kohout, R.J. Kohout acc. 82.40; dry open forest, at night.
Type distribution: Holotype, 5 paratype workers and paratype queen in Australian National Insect Collection; 8 paratype workers in Queensland Museum; 2 paratype workers each in Australian Museum, The Natural History Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Comparative Zoology and Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Kohout, R. 2012. A new species of the subgenus Campomyrma Wheeler of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith from the Australian Capital Territory (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Australian Entomologist 39, 321-329.